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deadline day. a wide-ranging deal to avoid the fiscal cliff remains illusive and washington leaders have only hours to reach an agreement. secretary of state hillary clinton is in a new york city hospital this morning being treated for a blood clot related to her concussion earlier this month. and feats of bravery on a frozen lake. a half dozen people fall through a sheet of life while trying to save a man from freezing cold water. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for monday december 31st 2012. good morning, everybody, on this new year's eve. good to be with you.
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i'm terrell brown. secretary of state hillary clinton is being treated for a blood clot. doctors found it following a concussion. marlie hall is at presbyterian hospital this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. mrs. clinton will spend the morning at the hospital as doctors keep her under close watch. they say she'll be under observation for 48 hours. as you mentioned, a blood clot was mentioned after she came in for a routine exam. it was a follow-up actually to a concussion that she suffered earlier this month. now she has been given blood thinners for this blood clot and those blood thinners will take effect and will actually take a few months before they dissipate the blood clot and doctors, as i said will keep her under close observation. >> marlie hall at presbyterian
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hospital this morning. thank you. meanwhile the final day of fiscal cliff negotiations. hopes of reaching a wide-ranging deal to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts is all but gone. without a plan in place by midnight it will cost americans an additional $536 billion. spending would be reduced by $110 billion, and the cuts would be felt in all areas of the government. economists have warned that going over the cliff would cause a spike in unemployment and trigger another recession. this morning the senate reconvenes with the aim of reaching a smaller deal one that might spare millions of americans from paying higher taxes. danielle nottingham is in washington with the latest. dab yell, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell, vice president joe biden is now in on negotiations. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell reached out to him sunday night after talks with democrats stalled. but with just hours go until this deadline there are still
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obstacles standing in the way of even a watered down agreement. lawmakers left the capitol sunday night without a deal in place, but leaders from both parties expressed their willingness to continue working. >> there's still significant difference between the two sides but negotiations continue. >> i want everyone know i'm willing to get this done but i need a dance partner. >> some progress was made sunday when they dropped a proposal to slow social security growth but the main sticking point between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. president obama campaigned on raising taxes on income over $250,000 while many congressional republicans have pushed back on any increase in taxes. >> they say that the biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way, but the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax
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breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. >> but senators say there is some movement on the issue. >> there's a lot of give and take right now but republicans doan want to see new revenues in other words, tax increases be used for spending. >> the president says if there's no deal by the end of the day, they should draw up a new tax plan. >> there should be a right to vote. if republicans don't like it they can vote no but i actually think there's a majority support for making sure the middle-class families are held harmless. >> a white house proposal to increase estate taxes also held up negotiations over the weekend. now, even if the democratic-led passes, it still has to get through the republican-controlled house. terrell? >> not looking so well. danielle nottingham in washington. thank you so much. lawmakers hav
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agreed though, on a dramatic spike in milk prices. without a deal to extend the bill milk prices could have doubled next month. they have extended the bill for a year. house leaders have not agreed to puttet it up for a vote but that could happen as early as today. president obama says gun control will be one of his top priorities during the beginning of his second term. he recalled the deadly shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> the question should become are we actually shook up enough by what happened here that it does not become another one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and then it drifts away. it certainly won't feel like that to me. this is something that -- you know that was the worst day of my presidency. >> 20 first graders and six staff members were killed at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown. the president said he was
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skeptical about an nra proposal to put an armed guard in every school. former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital this morning, but mr. bush was moved back to a regular room on saturday out of the intensive care unit. he spent a week there being treated for a persistent fever. a spokesman says he continues to improve. federal officials are investigating a tour bus accident that killed at least nine people. the bus driver apparently lost control yesterday. the bus swerved, hit the guardrail, flipped, falling down a steep embankment. the bus driver survived. more than 20 were injured. the bus was headed from las vegas to vancouver. they're investigating flight recorders of a russian jet trying to land in moscow. the only people onboard saturday's crew, five were killed. barry petersen reports. >> reporter: the footage from a passing driver shows debris exploding across the moscow
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highway as a township jet flight 204 slammed into the ground. authorities said the plane had landed at one of moscow's airports, but for some reason couldn't stop and roared off the end of the runway out of control. the first responders were people in cars who stopped to help. getting one woman out of the wreckage and searching for others. i heard a woman moan he said one of the first on the scene. he said he tried to get into the plane to search for survivors. i didn't think about heroism he said. i just had to try and help. officials said the plane was flying from the czech republic back to moscow with only the crew on board. had it been fully loaded it would have carried about 210 passengers. strangers driven only by sadness left flowers as remembrances. authorities say they have the flight data recorders, the so-called black boxes, and hope
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that will tell them why a routine flight went so suddenly wrong. barry petersen cbs news london. we'll take a quick break on this new year's eve. when we come back cold water rescue. a man crashes on thin ice and so do people who come to his rescue. it's all caught on tape. plus if you've got a holiday return you'll find out the one thing you need to make your life a whole lot easier. that's coming up on the "morning news." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ crowd cheering
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clicks ] >> happy new year. you missed it. it's over. no, i'm kidding. that's the final rehearsal before tonight's big celebration in times square. 12 feet in diameter and covered in 2,600 waterford crystal triangles. several hundred thousand people are expected to pack times square in new york city to watch the countdown this evening.
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"cbs moneywatch" time now on a monday morning. ford drives up ss ss up sales and a key to returns. the shanghai composite index gained more than 1.5% while hong kong hang seng lost a fraction and tokyo's nikkei was closed for the holiday. it will be another short week on wall street because of new year's and promises to be another volatile week especially if no deal is reached on the fiscal cliff. on friday the dow dropped 158 points while the nasdaq fell 25 points. ford motor's had another banner year. the automaker says they sold 2 president 22 .2 million. it's the second year in the row ford has topped 2 million in sales, the only u.s. company to do that. there may not be many happy
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return this year especially if you don't have your receipt. the nation real retail federation says $63 billion worth of presents will be taken back to stores but receipts could be vital because many stores are tightening rules on refunds and exchanges. and hollywood had a record-setting year at the box office with almost $11 billion in ticket sales. this weekend "the hobbit" came in at the top for a third weekend in a row pulling in nearly $33 million. quentin taryn teno's jango unchained came in at $30 million and the musical les mis rob came in at third place. if you don't have any plans for new year's eve, you can always go see a movie. quite abu faye. i have no plans. >> let's go ashley. >> it's a date. i'll buy the popcorn. >> thanks. i'll get the tickets. ashley morrison here in new york.
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the wet and soggy end of the year for most of the country. expect snow in kansas, missouri and the ohio valley. some areas could get as much as 6 inches. rain and thunderstorms travel through oklahoma most of texas and the lower mississippi valley. light snow will fall in parts of the northeast and subfreezing tens moveing into the midwest. rg3 as he's called robert griffin iii scores a touchdown for the skins but it was rookie alfred morris who torched dallas, 200 yards and three t.d.s. washington hosting the seahawks in the wild-card game next week. the cowboys' season is over. he picked up 199 yards, finishing the season with 2,096 yards. that's nine yards short of aaron
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dickerson's rushing record. peterson is only the second player to get 2,000 yards in a season. vikings top the packers. the comeback of peyton manning is complete. manning threw for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns to stomp the chiefs. they now get home field advantage throughout the afc playoffs. and coach chuck pagano was back on the sidelines for his first game since beating cancer. pagano getting the standing "o" at the start of the quarter. he streaked up the middle. look at this guy. that's 101 yards for a touchdown. fourth quarter, andrew luck. 70 yards. colts, 28-16. they face baltimore in next week's wild-card game. and in basketball the other los angeles chain, the clippers
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did something only two other nba teams have ever done. they beat the jazz 107-96 for their 17th consecutive win. the clippers finished with a perfect 16-0 record. only the you
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here's the look at the weather in some cities. washds 44. snow in st. louis, 37. snow in denver 24 and cloudy in seattle, 41 degrees. top stories on this monday morning. secretary of state hillary clinton being treated for a
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blood clot at a new york city hospital. doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up examination for a concussion. there's still no deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. vice president joe biden is now involved in the negotiations but senate republicans and democratic leaders remain at odds over key issues such as higher tax rates and the inheritance tax. thousands turned out all across india to remember the woman who died during a gang rape. they promised to keep fighting against rape and sex-related crimes. and they're also wanting the person accused of killing the 23-year-old to be given the death penalty. here in new york a woman accused of pushing a man to his death on the subway tracks is being charged with a hate crime. she said she shoved the man because she thought he was muslim and laughed so hard during her arraignment she was
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ordered to stop. she's undergoing a psychiatric examination and held without bail. in southern california a day on the lake turned into a frozen rescue effort. all of it was caught on tape. >> reporter: it was a rare christmas experience in the mountains above los angeles. fresh snow and ice for people who rarely see it. so despite the warning signs -- >> look at that big crack. is that a zbik crack next to him right there? >> reporter: few seemed concerned until -- >> we saw his arms flailing. someone said he can't swim. then it just turned into panic. >> reporter: michelle and mickey herman were there with a camera. at first all they could do was watch in horror as a man who rushed to help fell through the ice, then another. six would-be rescuers were now in the icy waters. >> it was hard to watch, it really was. we saw that guy go under three
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times and the third time we didn't think he was coming back up. >> call 911 right now. >> reporter: the victims clamored for inner tubes to stay afloat. from the shore onlookers including hermans tried to toss a lifeline. after several failed attempts everyone made it to safety. the man who fell first had been in the frigid water for nearly 10 minutes. >> we were really thankful they got out. it was christmas day. we were thinking of this man being in the cold water and may die here. >> reporter: bystanders shed their own clothes to help the victims. a heart-warming end to a lesson on ice. carter evans cbs news los angeles. >> i wouldn't have even been out there. coming up on your local news on "cbs this morning," an update on the fiscal cliff negotiations and a look back at the top stories of 2012 in the world of hemtd health and medicine. that and so much more coming up
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ask wrainchth ghafn and 1k3w4ás 1kw5 9 good morning, today of course is new year's eve. i'm andrea roane. >> and i'm mike haiduk.
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>> the redskins won and they are the nfc champs. congratulations. i feel like i just ran the last 100 yards for them. we start with olga. >> reporter: good morning. i slept through the game but woke up to that great news this morning. it is still cold this morning, so i know they went through it in the stadiums. if you are headed out this morning, it is going to be a tough start for you this morning. i can guarantee you a few peaks of sunshine, so far on our satellite radar loop. we have some cloud cover at this hour. that is going to break a little bit late morning, we are calling it a partly cloudy start. by the time we get to the 9:00, 10:00 hour, we are going to see the cloud cover build on through. we should hit a high just above 43, 44 degrees. the 5:00 hour is going to be
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quite chilly. almost like the teens north and west. today good news, we are staying with our green weather alert. a few flurries are possible after you ring in the new year early on your tuesday morning. by wednesday much cooler but more sunshine. beverly? we have a few things to start off with. there is an ongoing crash investigation after a crash and vehicle fire on northbound 28. the northbound lanes remain closed fairfax county have been out here since before 2:00 am. northbound lanes blocked between 2 and 66. it looks like there was limited access. from i-66 to go north on 28 from chantilly. virginia 95. no early problems for you with a
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very light volume between fredericksburg and springfield. no troubles to report right now as you head up toward springfield and on the 14th street bridge. maryland there is a crash reported on 270 southbound after 10, checking there between 109 and 21 clarksburg. north of shady grove road. the main lanes open northbound past the scene so that is the way to go. your next timesaver traffic at 4:40. jessica and mike, back to you. if i had a burgundy and gold dress i would be wearing it this morning. redskins fans waking up celebrating their first move to the playoff in five years. >> tied at seven at the end of the first half, robert griffin 3 put them up once again. then the fourth quarter it was alfred morris, this carry 32 yards all the way to the
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house. skins up 21-10. he got the single season record as a rookie for rushing. another morris touchdown sealed the victory. washington beat dallas 28-18 nfc east champs. dave owens talked to r.g. iii after the game. >> reporter: some guy named robert griffin iii has joined me. you come out here tonight, an outstanding performance from the entire football team to get this win? >> most guys of the team, tonight it was alfred, i think everyone wants to win. that is the biggest thing. doesn't mean how many yards. if we win the game, that is all that matters. >> reporter: 33 carries two


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